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Committees, Task Forces, SIGs, and Study Groups

The PSP Study Group meets during the 17th International Congress in June 2013 in Sydney, Australia. MDS prides itself in having a strong foundation of dedicated volunteers who serve on many committees, task forces, special interest groups, and more.

The assistance of our members, who work tirelessly to help further the Society's mission, enables MDS to educate and inform others around the world about the latest news, research, and advances in movement disorders.

Read more below about the latest activities and works developed by the various MDS Committees, Task Forces, Special Interest Groups and Study Groups.


MDS Committees

Committees are entities which are required to fulfill the clinical and scientific mission of the Society or to run the business of the Society.

MDS Task Forces

Task Forces are appointed to accomplish a specific, time limited task and remain in place until completion of the task. Task Forces are appointed by MDS Officers and the MDS President. They publish position papers on various topics related to movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and dystonia. They also provide critiques and recommendations on rating scales for anxiety, dyskinesia, depression and psychosis.

MDS Special Interest Groups (SIG)

A Special Interest Group (SIG) is appointed by the MDS President to serve the specific needs and interests of a subgroup of members. The tasks are to give the subgroup a forum for discussion and a voice within the Society. Read more

MDS Study Groups

Study Groups are developing international collaborative research in the field of Movement Disorders whenever this is meaningful. The duration of the Study Group is unlimited in time but there will be an annual report on their progress and future plans. Read more